It was the most oft-repeated comment in the hours after Fidel Castro’s death that he was probably Canada’s favourite dictator. Canadians certainly never approved of the methods used by Fidel Castro to govern Cuba; press censorship and political repression, his insistence that the unions be managed by the government, and the arbitrary practices of his revolutionary courts would never have been welcomed in a democratic and diverse country like Canada.
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Where: Windermere United Church
356 Windermere Ave., Toronto.
An evening of Mexican and international chamber music, combined with visual arts. Duo Luna, featuring violinist Paulina Derbez and pianist Araceli Salazar, will be featuring works by classical Mexican composers such as Manuel M. Ponce, Federico Ibarra, Silvestre Revueltas and Alexis Aranda. Also featured will be Cesar Franck’s Sonata and Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Part, with the visual accompaniment of digital artist Jaime Luján.
On September 25, 2006, the company Diálogos was born. I founded the business just two months after arriving in Toronto from Mexico City, with the primary purpose of providing Spanish-English translation services, but also with a broader vision of offering a forum of intercultural exchange between the Spanish- and English-speaking worlds in Canada. Over the past decade, Diálogos has evolved into a premium agency providing translation services in the legal, literary, academic and commercial fields, serving clients here in Canada and all over the world. At the same time, our broader vision of supporting exchange between Hispanic and Anglophone communities in Canada has been realized through a wide range of initiatives.
On September 15, Mexicans all over the world will be celebrating the independence of their native land once again. Both in towns all over Mexico and in Toronto and other cities of the world where there is a significant Mexican population, Mexicans come out to the public squares every year to commemorate the night in 1810 when the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla called upon the parishioners of the town of Dolores, in the state of Guanajuato, to take up arms against the Spanish. This celebration is so firmly ingrained in the national collective imagination that sometimes its most basic features are obscured or forgotten.
Mississauga Latin Festival 2016
When: Saturday August 6 and Sunday August 7, 2016, starting at 1 p.m.
Where: Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
The best of our Latin American culture will be on display at the second edition of the Mississauga Latin Festival 2016, where you will have the chance to enjoy orchestras, folklore, traditional foods, handicrafts, children’s activities, a cultural exhibition and much more.
On the occasion of World Down Syndrome Day, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement on March 21, 2013, saying that: “in working life, stereotypes against persons with Down syndrome often mean they are denied vocational training opportunities and their right to work. In the political and public sphere, persons with Down syndrome and other persons with intellectual disabilities are often deprived of their right to vote and fully participate in the democratic process.”
Down syndrome can give rise to very complicated situations for individuals and families. This is one of these cases.
“Arte en Forma de Mujer” Exhibition
Celebrating the artistic talent of Hispanic Canadian women on International Women’s Day
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016. 7 p.m.
Where: Casa Maíz,
1280 Finch Ave. West, Suite 204, Toronto
Casa Maíz is pleased to celebrate International Women’s Day with its now traditional “Arte en Forma de Mujer” (Art in the Shape of a Woman).
LACAP Latin American Speakers Series
Speaker: Rocio Aranda-Alvarado
When: Thursday, February 18, 2016. 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Where: SUR Gallery
100-39 Queens Quay East, Toronto
Since the election, media in Canada has given great focus to the Liberal Party promise to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in our country by the end of the year. It is an enormous challenge of logistics and will. It is also a promise that carries with it controversy and an element of fear. Is it too much, too soon? Does it not leave Canada open to terrorist infiltration? Are these people suitable to join the Canadian family?
A night of truly original Mexican guitar music
When: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw St., Studio 101, Toronto
Tickets: $15.00 (advance); $20.00 (door)